UPDATES & NEWS
Carmelo Anthony participated in his first full practice on Tuesday since spraining his left ankle in a game against Orlando on Dec. 23, a positive step for his possible return to the lineup on Thursday at San Antonio. Anthony plans on making the three-game trip to Texas, where he could suit up if he continues to progress in his treatment.
Aramis Ramirez confirmed that 2015 will be his final season.
Ramirez will turn 37 in June in what will be his 18th major league season. He was a legitimate 30-home run threat during the prime of his career, but now here we are 10 years past that prime and he's more of a 15-home run threat these days. Injuries were a big part of his decline and he's missed an awful lot of games over the years, but considering how bad the third base position looks this year, one last go-around with A-Ram might not be the worst thing in the world. Just make sure you have a viable back-up option. Analysis: Howard Bender